33 Chilean Women Lock Themselves In 9,000 ft Deep Mine

A group of Chilean men were just recently pulled out of a mine creating quite a media parade. Now a group of Chilean women have willingly entered a mine in protest. If a group of men can gain global attention from being in a mine, so can women. At least, that’s the approach. From BBC News:

Thirty-three women in Chile have shut themselves in a mine after a government jobs programme that helped the victims of last February’s earthquake ended.

The women, in an echo of the story of the 33 trapped and then rescued miners, went into a former coal mine 500km (300 miles) south of Santiago.

“We’ve done many things to be taken into account but the government hasn’t listened to us,” a spokeswoman said.

The rescue of the miners made headlines around the world.

The women were part of an emergency works programme generating jobs at one point for some 12,000 people in regions seriously affected by February’s devastating earthquake.

Continues at BBC News

, , , , ,

  • etnad

    assholes

  • Ironaddict06

    You should not be looking for the gov’t to give you jobs. If the Chilean gov’t decided that part of an emergency works programme was no longer necessary, why keep the programme open at the expense of the rest of Chilean citizens?

  • Ironaddict06

    You should not be looking for the gov’t to give you jobs. If the Chilean gov’t decided that part of an emergency works programme was no longer necessary, why keep the programme open at the expense of the rest of Chilean citizens?

  • Bud Bundy

    Wow. This is how you do Sexism. First, have a vagina. Then, you capitalize on something that involves men, such as a mining disaster. Then make some proclaimation that Men were unfairly treated better, or something, really anything. Extra points if you get the Bible into it.

    Then, you ignore that no Women were involved, and focus on EVERY MALE GOT BENEFEIT WE ARE ALL SLAVES TO THE PENIS DICTATORSHIP, toss in that no women got benefeit (all 33 victims of the disaster were male) toss in a Dickies ad to appeal to the Lesbians and you have yourself a moral outrage!

  • Bud Bundy

    Wow. This is how you do Sexism. First, have a vagina. Then, you capitalize on something that involves men, such as a mining disaster. Then make some proclaimation that Men were unfairly treated better, or something, really anything. Extra points if you get the Bible into it.

    Then, you ignore that no Women were involved, and focus on EVERY MALE GOT BENEFEIT WE ARE ALL SLAVES TO THE PENIS DICTATORSHIP, toss in that no women got benefeit (all 33 victims of the disaster were male) toss in a Dickies ad to appeal to the Lesbians and you have yourself a moral outrage!

21
More in Activism, Chile, Government, Mine, Protests
Obama Administration Claims Unchecked Authority to Kill Americans Outside Combat Zones

A joint statement by the ACLU and CCR, published recently on CommonDreams.org: The Obama administration today argued before a federal court that it should have unreviewable authority to kill Americans...

Close